Usain Bolt prepared to return Beijing Olympics relay gold

first_imgUsain Bolt has told Reuters he would have no problem giving back one of his six Olympic gold medals if a Jamaican relay teammate is confirmed to have failed a drugs test.CARTER’S B SAMPLE ALSO POSTIVENesta Carter, who helped the 4×100 team to Olympic and world championship titles, returned a doping violation for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine in a re-test of 454 samples from the Beijing Games, sources familiar with the case have told Reuters.Carter’s “B” sample also came back positive, they said.Jamaica’s Olympic association has confirmed it received notification from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that one of its competitors had returned an adverse analytical result, but it has not named the athlete.’IT’s HEARTBREAKING’Neither Carter nor his agent have responded to repeated requests for comment on the positive test.”It’s heartbreaking (the positive test) because over the years you’ve worked hard to accumulate gold medals and work hard to be a champion … but it’s just one of those things,” Bolt told Reuters late on Saturday.”Things happen in life, so when it’s confirmed or whatever, if I need to give back my gold medal I’d have to give it back, it’s not a problem for me.”First-leg specialist Carter has been a vital member of Jamaica’s dominant squad, helping the Caribbean island win gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and the 2011, 2013 and 2015 world championships.Methylhexanamine has been on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code prohibited list since 2004 although it was reclassified on the 2011 list as a “specified substance”.advertisementHistorically, the sanction for the use of Methylhexanamine has been a suspension of six months to a year and the loss of results from the period concerned.The IOC’s programme of revisiting samples is aimed at using developments in testing techniques to expose traces of drugs that were undetectable in 2008 or 2012.Although Carter’s relay teammates are not accused of doping, it is possible that the IOC could strip them of their gold medals because of the positive test.BOLT CLOCKS SEASON-BEST 9.88s Bolt, speaking after completing his own doping control on Saturday after clocking a season-best 9.88 seconds in the 100 at the Racers Grand Prix in Kingston, said they would just have to deal with the situation.”I can’t tell what he’s going through, but it must be hard and frustrating because as I said I’m not too pleased about the situation,” said the 100m and 200m world record holder.”I think it’s rough for track and field, but it’s just one of those things that happen and we just have to deal with it.”Asafa Powell, who anchored Jamaica’s team to gold at the Beijing Olympics and has himself served a six-month doping ban, said: “I’m just more concerned about the athlete, you know hopefully he gets through it.”I mean, it happens and there’s nothing I can do, it’s just for them (Carter and his team) to make the right moves,” he told Reuters.last_img read more

Baywatch new poster: Priyanka Chopra’s Victoria Leeds is a vision in white

first_imgA new poster of Hollywood film Baywatch featuring Priyanka Chopra and Dwayne Johnson is making the rounds of social media.ALSO READ:  Priyanka Chopra’s photo with Salman Khan’s nephew Ahil is the best thing you’ll see todayThe poster also features other stars of the film: Zac Efron, Kelly Rohrbach, Alexandra Daddario, Jon Bass and Ilfenesh Hadera.The first poster of Baywatch released earlier this month, but the Mary Kom star was missing from it. The poster had Johnson, Efron and classic red bikini-clad crew of Alexandra Daddario, Ilfenesh Hadera and Kelly Rohrbach.In the new July 4-themed poster, the entire cast is covered in stars and stripes, except Priyanka who sports an all-white ensemble and a pair of shades.Johnson shared the poster on his Instagram page. He captioned it: “On MAY 19th, 2017 you will witness these amazing women Kelly Rohrbach, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, Ilfenesh Hadera save lives, Jon Bass steal the show, Zac Efron’s ripped 28 pack abs and some big, brown, bald tattooed guy just kinda standing around.”  Priyanka, who will be seen playing a negative character named Victoria Leeds in the film, retweeted Johnson’s post and replied: “All Victoria will Save is herself The Rock lol! Central intelligence looks awesome Baywatch”.advertisementlast_img read more

SC-2NDLD BCCI 2

first_imgDealing in detail the issue of one state-one vote, the Dealing in detail the issue of one state-one vote, the court seconded the recommendation saying “…This is a measure which has been recommended with a view to structurally streamlining the BCCI to make it more responsive and accountable having regard to the aspiration of different regions for an equal opportunity to participate in the growth and promotion of the game in the country…”It then dealt with the facts that states like Gujarat and Maharashtra have three cricket associations each which are full-fledged members of BCCI and said “the only reasonable and rational answer to the problem within the broad principle of One State-One Vote would be to allow the full membership of BCCI to rotate among the three clubs on an annual basis”.”…Some of the clubs/associations, if not all are the founding members of BCCI. That being so, a balance has to be struck with historical reality and the need for adopting a pragmatic, uniform and principled approach aimed at reforming and rationalising BCCI?s structural edifice.”The recommendation made by the Committee to the extent it provides for one vote for each state is unexceptionable nor should there be any compromise with what is proposed as a reformative measure…,” the bench said.It further said, “We see no merit in that contention nor do we see any reason to disagree with the recommendation made by the committee, who has upon a thorough consideration of all facts and circumstances relevant to the working of the BCCI, recommended the conversion of the clubs and associations without a territory from full members to associate members.advertisement”This is a measure which has been recommended with a view to structurally streamlining the BCCI to make it more responsive and accountable having regard to the aspiration of different regions for an equal opportunity to participate in the growth and promotion of the game in the country.”The apex court favoured the suggestions that the status of clubs and boards like Railways Sports Promotion Board, Association of Indian Universities, Services Sports Control Board, National Cricket Club (Kolkata) and Cricket Club of India (Bombay) be not considered as full members as “they do not represent any geographical territory”.(MORE) PTI MNL SJK RKS VSClast_img read more

Mystics top Aces advance to WNBA Finals

first_imgWashington Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne drives into Las Vegas Aces’ Dearica Hamby during the first half of Game 4 of a WNBA playoff basketball series Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS  — The Washington Mystics are heading back to the WNBA Finals, and this time they believe they have the depth and versatility to win it all.Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points, and the Mystics earned a return trip to the championship round, outlasting the Las Vegas Aces 94-90 to close out their semifinal series on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue LATEST STORIES Becoming his own man P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano MOST READ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? “That’s what makes a championship team, that’s the makeup, it’s everybody doing their part,” Toliver said. “Everybody knows their role. Not everybody can be a chief, we gotta have Indians too. And we got a great group of Indians — the best in the league.”Cambage, who suggested the Mystics needed to “get in the weight room” to deal with her physical play, led the Aces with 25 points and 12 rebounds. WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year Dearica Hamby had 18 points and 11 rebounds while Kelsey Plum scored 17.But it was the absence of Wilson’s opportunities that hindered the Aces in key moments, including the fourth quarter, when she didn’t attempt a shot.Las Vegas erased a seven-point deficit and closed the third quarter on a 15-7 run that included five points each from Plum and Hamby and gave the Aces a 68-67 lead.League MVP Delle Donne and Meesseman took over in the fourth quarter. They scored 21 of Washington’s 26 points in the period to seal the win.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Hamby had a chance to tie the game with 3.4 seconds left but missed a 3-pointer from the corner.“Our main focus was just to get defensive stops and we know our offense goes from there,” Meesseman said. “That was pretty much the only thing we were saying in the huddles.”The Mystics held the Aces to 9 of 20 shooting in the fourth quarter. Washington shot 10 of 19 from the field in the fourth, with Delle Donne and Meesseman combining to make 9 of 12.“When you have to be a big-time player in big-time games, the more times you do it, the better you get,” Thibault said. “I thought we stayed calm down the stretch. We got up seven, they made a great run, came right back at us, gave up a lead twice in the second half and we stuck with it. … To win these kinds of games you gotta have guts and you gotta have emotion, but you’ve also gotta have some calmness when everything is crazy.“I thought we showed some calmness late in the game.”Las Vegas built a 10-point lead midway through the second quarter, but the Mystics quickly turned things around. Toliver, Delle Donne, Cloud and Meesseman scored consecutive buckets to ignite a 16-4 run that closed the half and gave the Mystics a 45-43 lead at the break.Washington carried its momentum into the second half when Toliver opened the quarter with a 3-pointer in front of the Aces bench and went on to score 10 of the Mystics’ first 15 points in the third.TIP-INSMystics: It won’t show on the stat sheet, but Aerial Powers gave Washington the blue-collar support it needed, including a spark just before its second-quarter run. Powers, who finished with seven points and five rebounds in 16 minutes, stood her ground against a driving Hamby and took the charge on the baseline with 5:40 left, with the Aces leading 34-27. The Mystics outscored Las Vegas 18-9 from there.Aces: Kayla McBride, who averaged 7.5 points over the last six games of the regular season, came in averaging 14.7 per game on 50% shooting in the playoffs. But she went just 2 of 10 from the floor Tuesday night, including 1 of 5 from 3-point range. This jewelry designer is also an architect Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics NBA INVASIONLeBron James, Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard, Kyle Kuzma and Quinn Cook of the Los Angeles Lakers were sitting courtside. Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green also attended.UP NEXTWashington will host Connecticut in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Mystics, who eliminated the Aces in four games, will host the Connecticut Sun in Game 1 of the Finals on Sunday. Last season, Washington was swept in three games by the Seattle Storm.Emma Meesseman bounced back from her dismal performance in Game 3, when she was held to just six points, by scoring 22 for Washington. Kristi Toliver added 20 and Natasha Cloud chipped in with 11.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“Beating a team like that to get to the Finals, we had to earn it,” Washington coach Mike Thibault said. “I thought they had some great performances tonight, and obviously we did too.”Thibault said three keys for his team were Meesseman returning to her role as a reserve, LaToya Sanders for “absorbing the beating that she had to take defending someone like Liz (Cambage),” and Delle Donne for defense on A’ja Wilson, who had a career-low four shot attempts. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Errol Spence wants to show he’s best welterweight in world View commentslast_img read more

Motolite, Air Force drub foes to boost playoff bids

first_imgLater, Air Force relied on its low-key staff to boot out Choco Mucho, 20-25, 25-18, 29-27, 26-24.Joy Cases scored 15 points to lead the Jet Spikers to their sixth win against seven defeats.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manThe Motolite Spikers still need to win one more to avoid playoffs against teams in the lower fold of the standings.Motolite coach Godfrey Okumu praised his players for an all-out effort in securing their second straight victory. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Blaze Spikers remain unbeaten with Sisi leading the way Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00PH military destroys thousands of illegal guns, ammo01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This jewelry designer is also an architect View comments Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Becoming his own mancenter_img Motolite zeroed in on an outright semifinals slot, even as Air Force kept its slim hopes alive after both scored contrasting wins over separate rivals Saturday night in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.Motolite handily defeated BaliPure, 25-16, 25-21, 25-19, for its ninth win in 15 games to stay well inside the top four.ADVERTISEMENT Motolite stars Tots Carlos and Isa Molde joined hands in scoring 32 points, while Myla Pablo helped with eight points despite being fielded in only for two sets because of her problematic back.The Water Defenders absorbed their 11th defeat in 15 matches.For Air Force to make it to the next round, it has to sweep its remaining three matches and hope the squads above them in the standing lose all theirs.The Jet Spikers’ May Ann Pantino and Del Palomata took matters into their own hands after the Flying Titans erased a match point through comebacking veteran Manila Santos-Ng.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemicallast_img read more

Shaquille O’Neal backs Rockets exec Morey over China-NBA row

first_imgDTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Asian football player of the year banned for 5 months This jewelry designer is also an architect Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Becoming his own man FILE – Shaquille O’Neal speaks onstage during the 2019 NBA Awards presented by Kia on TNT at Barker Hangar on June 24, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner Sports/AFPNBA legend Shaquille O’Neal gave his support to Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey on Tuesday, saying the executive “was right” in his comments that ignited a furor between the NBA and China.Speaking on TNT television’s Inside the NBA show, former Los Angeles Lakers star O’Neal said Morey was entitled to tweet support for Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters earlier this month.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical “And one of our best values here in America is free speech.“We’re allowed to say what we want to say and we’re allowed to speak up about injustices, and that’s just how it goes.“And if people don’t understand that, that’s something that they have to deal with.”Morey triggered a crisis earlier this month after tweeting an image captioned “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.”It came right before the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets arrived in China for what proved to be a tense two-game exhibition tour, with broadcasters refusing to air the games, public anger raging, and local sponsors cutting ties with the NBA.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Hong Kong has been rocked by months of demonstrations by citizens who accuse Beijing of chipping away at its freedoms. China has portrayed the protesters as violent separatists and bristled at what it calls “foreign interference” in the matter.The backlash in China against Morey’s comments cast a cloud over the NBA’s lucrative broadcasting, merchandising and sponsorship interests in the country, where it has legions of fans.NBA commissioner Adam Silver said last week China had demanded Morey be sacked for his tweet, a claim later denied by Beijing.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Daryl Morey was right,” O’Neal said. “Whenever you see something wrong going on anywhere in the world, you should have the right to say ‘That’s not right’ and that’s what he did.”O’Neal said nothing should inhibit free speech.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“We as American people do a lot of business in China,” O’Neal said.“They know and understand our values, and we understand their values.last_img read more

The Rock, President Trump watch Jorge Masvidal win big at UFC 244

first_imgTrump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally PLAY LIST 00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC01:48Trump awards Penske Presidential Medal02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump wore a suit and red tie, and sat with sons Donald Jr. and Eric, several congressional Republicans and sports personalities just out of range of potential blood splatter.Trump Jr. tweeted White told the family, ”it was the most electrifying entrance he seen in 25 years of doing this .” The Trump brothers sat cageside in August in New Jersey in support of Trump fan Colby Covington.Taking a break from an impeachment inquiry, Trump could only hope the first fight of the pay-per-view wasn’t a sign of things to come — a devastating KO from the left.He rose from his seat like the rest of the fans when Kevin Lee knocked out Gregor Gillespie with a left leg kick to the head. Gillespie bounced off the cage and lay motionless, out cold on the mat for a minute or so. Trump didn’t react as he watched the replay and applauded just like a regular fight fan when Gillespie finally came around and got to his corner. He did not appear to sing along to Darren Till’s “Sweet Caroline” walkout music.Derrick Lewis won his heavyweight bout and gave Trump a shoutout from inside the cage, saying “I know everything ain’t going so good in the White House. You gotta turn that … around in 2020.”Protesters outside MSG chanted “Danger, danger, there’s a Fascist in the White House,” over a bullhorn and held signs that read “Trump/Pence Out Now!” Once the fights started, there were no noticeable signs or sustained calls of support or protest for Trump. The only jabs were delivered inside the fenced-in, 4-foot octagon came from the fighters. Lewis was the only winner who mentioned Trump, and the crowd of nearly 20,000 seemed largely uninterested in him.The Rock and the president overshadowed a wildly entertaining card that had the Garden rocking in nearly every bout.The former WWE champ is the biggest box office star in Hollywood, with his “Jumanji” follow up out later this year. Johnson also announced his Seven Bucks Productions company is working on a biopic on retired MMA star Mark Kerr. Kerr won consecutive UFC heavyweight tournaments in the company’s infancy and later battled serious addiction issues. Johnson is set to star as the fighter known as the “Smashing Machine.” The doc wouldn’t let the fight go into a fourth and the 170-pound bout was over, though a BMF rematch could be on the horizon.“Let me heal up and let’s go again,” Diaz said.The president appeared pleased with the card, staying for the entire 4-plus hour show.The packed house at the Garden stood and had their phones out, craning their necks to catch a glimpse of the president as he took his cageside seat. Trump smiled and waved to fans as AC/DC’s “Back in Black” was blasted over the speakers shortly before the start of the 10 p.m. event. Trump received a mixed reaction, though nothing quite as derisive as the boos and “Lock him up!” chants he received last week at the World Series.Trump hugged boxing legend Roberto Duran as they posed for a picture and sat in the same row as UFC President Dana White. Trump is tight with White, a relationship that dates to UFC’s formative years before its rise into a billion dollar promotion. New Jersey was one of the first states that embraced UFC, and White credits cards at the Trump Taj Mahal for helping the company grow into a heavyweight in the sports world. White spoke at Trump’s request at the Republican National Convention and they are occasional dining partners.ADVERTISEMENT Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics “I was hyped, I was ready to go,” Diaz said. “I come in here to fight. It’s not my fault the doctor stopped it. We’ll run it back, though.”Johnson walked out holding the $50,000 Baddest Mother (Censored!) championship belt to a thunderous ovation as his WWE theme music hit. Trump, who became the first president to attend a UFC card, clapped for Johnson and stayed on his feet for the furious early rounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceMasvidal charged at Diaz once the initial bell rang before he pulled up and smiled, a nod to his UFC-record 5-second KO of Ben Askren in his last fight. Trump and his adult sons stood as Masvidal took quick control and pounded on Diaz. Diaz had a gash open over his right eye, his face bloodied as he lay on his back trying to kick away Diaz.The partisan crowd took turns chanting “Diaz!” and “Jorge!” and The Rock sat stone-faced, nodding at the biggest haymakers. Diaz staked his claim as the BMF — if the B stood for bloodiest — when he flexed for the crowd to end the second as blood poured down his face. LATEST STORIES MOST READ President Donald Trump looks on during UFC 244 mixed martial arts fights, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)NEW YORK — President Donald Trump was on his feet for the main event as Jorge Masvidal defeated a bloodied Nate Diaz via TKO before the fourth round at UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wrapped a crudely named, made-for-PPV baddest man in MMA title belt around Masvidal’s waist as nearly 20,000 fans howled in protest of the quick finish. Masvidal dominated the first three rounds and opened cuts above Diaz’s eyes that turned his face into a crimson mask. The assigned doctor for the New York State Athletic Commission stopped the fight just before the fourth round. Both fighters felt the bout should continue.ADVERTISEMENT Trump booed at UFC fight night in New York Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Rice industry paralysis View commentslast_img read more

Alab gets back at ‘tired’ Gilas as two teams split tuneup games

first_imgPhoto by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas settled for a split in their pair of tuneup games against Alab Pilipinas, after falling 93-89, on Monday night at Meralco Gym.The national team pool played without two of its big men in Greg Slaughter and Troy Rosario due to injuries and their absence coupled some of the players’ tired legs after seeing action in the PBA Governors’ Cup a night before compounded the squad’s woes against a game and promising Alab side.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? 76ers snap 3-game skid, beat Hornets What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Rice industry paralysis Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gilas beat Alab, 98-95, in their first exhibition last Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “They’re a very good, tall, athletic, strong team. I don’t wanna make an excuse but I thought we played a little tired tonight,” said Gilas coach Tim Cone shortly after the closed-door scrimmage. “They also did some things that we weren’t prepared for.”Roger Pogoy led the Nationals with 14 points but missed a pair of 3-pointers in the final seconds that would’ve given his team a chance to steal the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceJune Mar Fajardo and Japeth Aguilar added 12 points each while Matthew Wright chipped in 11.Kiefer Ravena, who was added to the pool last week, saw action and had two points. LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’last_img read more

San Beda regains NCAA juniors title, routs Lyceum

first_imgLATEST STORIES “My players gave their all in this game while our coaching staff sacrificed to get the job done,” said San Beda headcoach Manu Inigo, son of former Philippine Daily Inquirer sports editor Manolo Inigo.Rhayyan Amsali, San Beda’s rugged forward, was named Finals MVP after averaging 16 points per game during the best-of-three series that reached its limit after the Junior Pirates pulled off a surprise act in Game 2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“It was a total team effort. We did away the negative things that happened in Game 2 and focused on winning the championship,” said Amsali, one of eight graduating players in the Red Cubs roster.Justin Sanchez had 19 points, Jay Ynot added 18 while Amsali powered his way to 16 points and collected 11 rebounds for the Red Cubs, who pulled away on the first half and never looked back. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Antetokounmpo scores 33 as Bucks beat Bulls View comments Rice industry paralysis Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Their pride pricked by an unexpected setback, the San Beda Red Cubs came back with a vengeance and demolished the Lyceum Junior Pirates, 98-77, to claim the NCAA Season 95 juniors basketball crown.The Red Cubs reclaimed the title, their 23rd overall, after failing to seize the championship the past three seasons.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Quarters: 27-18, 50-33, 81-51, 98-77 Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Cyrus Llarena and Wilmer Oftana also delivered off the bench along with guard Prince Alao and Dom Cabanero as they employed a defensive crackdown on the Junior Pirates, designed especially for tournament MVP John Barba.“We lost the second game because of pressure and excitement. We just talked it over and fixed the mindset of the team,” said Inigo, the junior coach of the year on his rookie season.The scoresSAN BEDA 98—Sanchez 19, Ynot 18, Amsali 16, Llarena 10, Oftana 9, Alao 8, Cabanero 5, Pelipel 4, Andrada 3, Nicdao 3, Alcantara 2, Delfino 1, Pascual 0, Valencia 0, Perigrina 0.LYCEUM 77—Guadania 24, Omandac 12, Barba 11, Montano 10, Garro 6, Panganiban 5, Ragasa 5, Caduyac 2, Garing 2, Gamlanga 0, Gudmalin 0, Dejelo 0, Dumon 0.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’last_img read more